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Hackney's On Lake

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1514 E Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025-2193
(847) 724-7171
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Food Service

Very accomadating staff. Good food . the atmosphere is great. The Hackneys is a great place for all, good specials

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Gerard P
Park Ridge, Illinois
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  • Families with children
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Wilmette, Illinois
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158 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great small chain. This unit is their biggest. Hamburger on DAR RYE is their signature offering. Try the Harms unit only blocks away, the original unit, small but cozy and a really great patio in the summer.

Thank Craig C
Skokie, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered ribs and I must say they were terrible. Came out burnt and covered with sauce that was enough to float a battle ship. I had to take a napkin to get rid of the sauce which was also terrible. The order was for a full order after finished half the order I sent back the rest. I have been... More 

Thank Paul S
Hackneys, Owner at Hackney's On Lake, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thanks for taking the time to share feedback with us. We’re sorry that you were disappointed with your ribs and the flavor of their sauce, as we strive to provide just the right amount of sauce for our tender rib dish. Please know that your comments will be passed along in an effort to avoid similar situations in... More 

Glenview, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is known for its hamburgers on black bread as well as its corned beef. However, it serves a variety of food and appetizers and is very popular for group gatherings and family dinners. It has multiple rooms both upstairs and downstairs and its bar area is filled with sports fans.

Thank Michael C
Glenview, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Wonderful burgers, coleslaw, and cocktails. Cant beat the prices and quality of the food. Beautifully decorated in Fall and Christmas and summertime a great patio to dine on.

Thank Andrew K
Evanston, Illinois
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Hackneys on Lake is a long established restaurant in Glenview, Il. The owner and her family are there daily and greet everyone in a friendly manner. The specials are changed daily and reasonably priced. Although Hackneys is famed for their burgers and onion loaves their menu offers a lot of choices. The bar area is large and very comfortable and... More 

Thank Stanley B
Park Ridge, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Very accomadating staff. Good food . the atmosphere is great. The Hackneys is a great place for all, good specials

Thank Gerard P
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great food and service. This place is a staple for the northshore and well worth the time especially during holidays.

Thank buchmoe
San Antonio, Texas
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746 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We've been Hackney diners since the 1960s. The food usually stays the same quality and has been consistent over the years. This time, the onion brick had a different taste because of the oil it was fried in. The texture and cut of the onions and cooking level were like normal, but the taste was different. The Cobb salad was... More 

Thank bobemac
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45 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Such a disappointment as this a childhood favorite and a favorite throughout my teenage and college years. My dear friend even worked for many years at the Wheeling location. Tonight I ordered a plain hamburger. Very specific.... no cheese, condiments, etc. I am lactose intolerant so the cheese is a no-no. Burger comes melted with swiss cheese. I send it... More 

Roselle, Illinois
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178 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Been a number of years since I've been near a Hackney's. The onion brick is the draw for sure...and you can get different sizes...the 1/4 was perfect to share with one more. Try the inside out burger...grilled to perfection and filled with great taste. They do fries fairly crisp...so ask your server for not so crispy if you prefer them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1514 E Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025-2193
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glenview
  • Phone Number: (847) 724-7171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?